Wednesday, 31 July 2013

WOW: Back behind the sewing machine

WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays
 
Well, I’ve been meaning to stitch up a few garments for about 6 months now. I just never seem to find the time, or momentarily forget or get swept up in the excitement of something new, like a BOM or two or three. So I decided to warm up with a little project and finally finishing my stripe sweater which has been waiting for its little makeover.

A few months ago I selected newspaper print cotton and even cut it out. So all I had to do was sew it in. Sounds easy enough?
 
so I sewed in my new collar, and when I finished, I stopped to admire my work
and there it was...can you see it?
 
 
GARBAGE!
 
I knew it was newspaper print, but I didn’t see that writing when I cut it out and I couldn’t have positioned so skilfully if I’d wanted it there. Which I don’t.
 
What do you think? Is it still wearable?
My DD's say 'no way' but I say ' 2 hours work'
 
 

What's Your WOW ?

37 comments:

  1. never seen such fabric, its wonderful and I love what you did with it !!!
    You look great in it.

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  2. Oh I love it, wear it when you are frustrated about something, you are making a statement Not that that you are garbage Oh I laughed and laughed, it is a beautiful picture of you and the shirt, think of the fun wearing it to a retreat or guild. LOL Glenda

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  3. I think it's great! Did you also happen to notice..."Garbage...FOR ALL?" :)))Makes me smile!

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  4. Is that an insert or a dickey? I'd like to see how you did it. I'd wear it -nice job!

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  5. Oh Esther - Thank you sooo very much for the belly laugh! I saw it right away and think it's brilliant! Fabulous job BTW!

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  6. wear it.......it is the person reading it not the person wearing it.
    We all know you are not garbage...hugs

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  7. I love it, you must keep it,
    things like this just happen and live the moment.
    Cheer,s Jenny

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  8. I think it is great, I would wear it. It should be fun for you to watch when people are talking to you and they start reading your shirt. What fun you will have.
    Buny

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  9. Not being a fan of collars in general, I wouldn't have added it. But just having "garbage" in clear view...I'd wear it all the time to see if anyone notices...or better yet...comments. Reminds me of my "Office Bimbo Barbie" costume one Halloween. Details upon request.

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  10. Oh, I love it. It's special. Watch the smile on people's faces when they notice it.

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  11. I love it I would wear it :-)))))

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  12. Priceless, Esther--talk about *happy* accidents!
    Think about what you can say when people mention, "You know, your collar..."! (And then there´ll be someone who pretends *not* to have noticed. :o))
    Definitely something to smile about, you look awesome --more happy sewing and hugs!
    Bobbi in Germany

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  13. Love it! wear it with pride!!
    Are you still waiting for your LE fabrics?

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  14. Definitely wear it!
    Thank you for the grin on my face.

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  15. I think it looks good! If anyone says anything just laugh !

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  16. What a creative way to enhance a top! I would wear it proudly!

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  17. I think it's wonderful! I might not wear it to a wedding or an awards ceremony but alost anywhere else, it would make me smile.

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  18. I'm with the others, definitely you should wear it and watch the reactions :)

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  19. I like how the back says guaranteed for all on the back and comes around to the garbage.
    I say wear it and have fun with it!

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  20. Yes, it made me laugh right out loud! My husband came in wondering what I was laughing at. :)). You did a lovely job - wear it and make people smile - IF they even notice!! ;)
    Kirsten

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  21. I think it is great, definitely wear it. Did you know that Garbage is the name of a group who sang the theme tune to 'The World is not enough' one of the James Bond films. Linda

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  22. I don't know if you think it is funny but I really had to laugh out loud here!!I think it is wearable though. The fun part will be to see if people actually read the text and how they will react!!
    Groetjes
    Annemieke

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  23. Isn't that what applique is for?

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  24. LOL! That is so funny!

    Can you remove the collar, turn it around and have it be on the underside of the collar where it is less likely to be seen?

    hm in tn

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  25. I think it's a good conversation starter--just be careful where you wear it!

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  26. LOL, it's that you point it out...
    May be a nice pin or button to hide it if it bothers you. I think it's a beautiful black and white combination!
    groetjes van Marijke

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  28. Actually, I love it (although it's the serendipity that makes it endearing).
    Since I'm headed back to school next week, I'd love to wear it and then just silently tap the word when some kid presents garbage instead of quality work--with a smile, of course! In fact, I can envision a lot of situations where that might work.

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  29. It made me smile! Wear it, with a smile, and if people notice, you have something to laugh about. ;-)

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  30. Yes it is wearable, funny too, I like it.

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  31. It looks fabulous and it would be awful to have to take it out and redo (but I might if I really didn't like it there). I guess it could be a conversation starter. Thanks for hosting WOW.

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  32. What a laugh ! It will be a wonderful conversation starter everywhere you go :)
    Hilda

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  33. I love the collar!! Please don't change it. What a wonderful accident - it's just good fun! Priceless!

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  35. Love the newspaper fabric, but the word 'garbage' so near to my face would bother me also. I usually make those kind of mistakes.

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  37. It's so fun, can't worry about silly words!

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